troubleshooting buildworld failure when creating new tinderbox jail

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Sun Jun 14 20:51:23 EDT 2009

On Sun 14 Jun 2009 at 17:19:26 PDT Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 16:25 -0700, Charlie Kester wrote:
>> I'm a new tinderbox user and I'm having some difficulty creating a new
>> jail to test some ports.  I can't get past the buildworld step of
>> createJail.  
>> I'm using the commandline suggested in the README, with modifications to
>> use more recent releases.  E.g.,
>> ./tc createJail -j 7.2 -d "FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE" -t RELENG_7_2_0_RELEASE
>> -u CVSUP
>> I've also tried 7.0 and 7.1, but all three fail to finish buildworld.
>> Each version fails at a different point, because of missing libs or
>> syntax errors.  For example, 7.1 just failed while building lib/bind
>> with the following error in lib/bind/irs/ipmarshall.c:94:  error: static
>> declaration of 'strndup' follows non-static declaration.
>> I'm using the latest tinderbox from the ports tree, and creating jails
>> in the default location /usr/local/tinderbox/jails.  According to df,
>> /usr is at 9% capacity even after cvsup'ing the sources for the new
>> jail.
>> What am I missing?  Is there some special trick to getting world to
>> build correctly with tinderbox?  Any tips on how to troubleshoot these
>> problems?
>On what version of FreeBSD is your host running?

7.2-RELEASE i386

I did customize the kernel to eliminate some drivers for hardware I
don't have and to enable VESA and SC_PIXEL_MODE.  If there's something I
should check for in my kernel build that might affect buildworld, please
let me know.

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